Edge Intelligence Opens Up Robot AI Applications in Retail
The optional VEGA AI module is equipped with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i3/Celeron high computing power processors that drive AI functions at the edge. Retail stores can easily upload data from sensors and scanners on robots to backend systems with the pre-installed Edge X data acquisition API. The accumulated data can be analyzed using various tools to explore consumer behavior insights, such as purchasing preferences and patterns, visiting times, or co-purchased products. These insights can form the basis of future marketing and sales strategies. For example, if most customers often purchase particular products at the same time, the store can place these items together on the shelf, or can even do a bundle promotion to increase sales.
2. Rapid deployment of connected devices
To help retail stores speed up the deployment of innovative applications, the EI-52 comes with the Edge X data acquisition SDK pre-installed. Developed by Advantech and based on the open-source Edge X Foundry, users can leverage community innovations and seamlessly integrate them into their applications. Edge X also provides useful device APIs for developers to connect different devices and collect data to the EI-52 to accelerate application development.
3. Remote management and maintenance
For device management, the EI-52 also has WISE-DeviceOn pre-installed, offering several useful functions, such as remote monitoring and access devices, remote power management, and data and device security. WISE-DeviceOn enables the centralized management of up to hundreds of retail robots in different locations. This means that the IT operations of global retailers with stores across different locations can monitor, manage, and maintain all retail robots remotely from a central control room.
4. Wireless communication
For data transmission among retail robots deployed separately, the EI-52 supports the EWM-W189 Wi-Fi module for wireless communication. For retailers considering to use 5G in the future, the EI-52 platform is ready to fulfill 5G demands.